5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- pressure gradient force
- air pressure
- a Drives air from areas of higher barometric pressure to areas of lower barometric pressure, causing winds.
- b Area of high pressure where wind will move away from, associated with dry and nice weather and air that is sinking
- c an area in which the barometric pressure is lower than that of the surrounding air
- d an area in which the barometric pressure is greater than that of the surrounding air
- e the weight of the air above an object
5 Multiple choice questions
- Area of low pressure where wind will move towards, associated with cloudy and rainy weather and air that is rising
- the movement of a fluid, caused by differences in temperature, that transfers heat from one part of the fluid to another
- narrow belt of strong winds that blows near the top of the troposphere across the US
- The way Earth's rotation makes winds in the Northern Hemisphere curve to the right and winds in the Southern Hemisphere curve to the left.
- an instrument that measures wind speed
5 True/False questions
Occluded Front → a front where a warm air mass is caught between two colder air masses and brings cool temperatures and large amounts of rain and snow
aneroid barometer → an instrument that measure air pressure, An instrument that measures changes in air pressure without using a liquid. Changes in the shape of an airtight metal box cause a needle on the barometer dial to move.
Front → a boundary between two air masses of different density, moisture, or temperature
Mercury Barometer → An instrument that measures changes in air pressure, consisting of a glass tube partially filled with mercury, with its open end resting in a dish of mercury. Air pressure pushing on the mercury in the dish forces the mercury in the tube to be higher.
isobar → a boundary between two air masses of different density, moisture, or temperature